Permanent Vote by Mail

Any registered voter may become a permanent vote-by-mail voter. As a permanent vote-by-mail voter, you will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot for each election. To become a permanent vote-by-mail voter, you must

  1. Send a written request for Permanent Vote-by-Mail Voter's Status to the Registrar of Voters office which includes:
    • Your name
    • Your residence address
    • The address to which you would like your ballot mailed (if different than your residence address)
    • Your signature
  2. Complete an Application for Permanent Vote-by-Mail Voter Status obtained from the Registrar of Voters office, please call 707-263-2372.
  3. You may mark the box requesting Permanent Vote-by-Mail Voter Status on the Application for Vote-by-Mail Voter's Ballot which is included in the Sample Ballot and Voter Information guide that is mailed to you prior to every election.
  4. Apply in person at the Registrar of Voters office, during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How to Cancel my Permanent Vote-by-Mail Status

If you are currently registered to vote as a permanent vote-by-mail voter and would like to cancel your permanent vote-by-mail status, you can complete the California Permanent Vote-By-Mail Status Form (PDF) and submit it to the Registrar of Voters office. If you have any questions, you can contact us at 707-263-2372 or the Secretary of State's Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).